Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crying out for mercy

I'm head and body, hands and feet
in all this wholeness, incomplete
I fall before Your Holy seat
just crying out for mercy

I'm skin and muscle, flesh and spine
preportionately packaged fine
the human image of Divine
yet crying out for mercy

I'm soul and spirit, heart and mind
my inner being intertwined
But from within, somehow I find,
I'm crying out for mercy

Now take a closer look at me
whole, or in pieces you will see
I always was, always will be
just crying out for mercy



Posted for imperfect prose




15 comments:

Ruthiey said...

'whole, or in pieces you will see
I always was, always will be
just crying out for mercy'

Love this, Elaine. May we always see our need of God and his grace. Great composition.

Brandee Shafer said...

catchy...great meaning, too

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Carrie Burtt said...

We certainly all need it....just love the repitition and message in your beautiful poem Elaine! :-)

Brian Miller said...

mercy is what we all need...all broken in places that he covers over...

life or something like it said...

Mercy...so necessary.

Joybird said...

whole or in pieces...crying out for mercy

I love this picture. That no matter the season, whether I feel whole or broken, my need is mercy, always mercy.

Christine said...

This would make a great song, I hear the melody it would reverberate in a sanctuary beautifully.

Sarah Louise Upjohn said...

I love this poem, both for its message and its structure.

Jodi said...

Amen, and thanks for letting me listen.

LauraX said...

all of us broken and whole...beautifully written.

emily wierenga said...

the human image of Divine
yet crying out for mercy

isn't this it? all of it? the whole redemption story... love it.

keLi said...

"in all this wholeness, incomplete."

i get this, i do. thanks for sharing!

elizabeth said...

this is BEAUTIFUL. i LOVE it.

Lisa said...

Written for imperfect prose but it is anything but that. Prefect friend, just perfect.

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